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The Titanic

The Titanic

The Titanic by Scoilnet

The Titanic sunk on 15 April 1912. What do you know about the ship - what did it look like? How many people survived? Where was it sailing from?


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Facts, activities and project ideas on the Titanic - aimed at Primary SESE History.

How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
SESE History

Strand: Story

Strand unit: Stories

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • discuss chronology of events (beginning, middle, end) in a story
  • display storyline pictures showing episodes in sequence
Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
SESE History

Strand: Story

Strand unit: Stories

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • discuss chronology of events (beginning, middle, end) in a story
  • discuss the actions and feelings of characters
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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The Voyage of the Titanic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_1EihgfTYY Added: 08 Jul 2020 Contributor: Nicola McEnroy Resource type: Presentation

Description of the Voyage of the Titanic

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
SESE History

Strand: Story

Strand unit: Stories

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • discuss chronology of events (beginning, middle, end) in a story
  • discuss the actions and feelings of characters
Asset type: Video
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Titanic Game & Passenger Crew Resources (x2)

http://www.teachingcave.com/free-resources/ Added: 19 Jul 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

Two free resources have been kindly provided to Scoilnet by teachingcave.com. The two resources include Titanic Game and Passenger Crew.

Titanic Game Resource Description- This is a resource that allows your children to learn different facts about the Titanic using a board game.
The different steps follow the journey of the Titanic from leaving Belfast, right up to the survivors arriving in New York. The game also shows specific dates and times when all the main events of the journey happened.

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Passengers and Crew Resource Description- Of course you know who Edward Smith, William Murdoch, Charles Lightoller, Herbert Pitman, Joseph Boxhall, Godfrey Lowe, James Moody, Henry Wilde, Thomas Andrews, Bruce Ismay, Frederick Fleet, David Blair, Jack Phillips, Herbert McElroy, Millvina Dean, Benjamin Guggenheim, Isidor Straus, Dorothy Gobson, Molly Brown and John Jacob Astor all are. But just incase it may have slipped your memory, download our Titanic Passengers and Crew Resource. This is very useful for a research activity and can even be used as a display once you have finished using the flashcards.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Continuity & Change Over Time

Strand unit: Transport

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • identify the factors which may have caused or prevented change

Suggestions for use: Click the "download here for free" to access the pdf version of the free resources provided by teachingcave.com. View website for more resources but please note other resources need subscription to access.

Asset type: Online Resource
Rights: All rights reserved
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Titanic Virtual Game

http://www.torringtonlibrary.org/titanic-virtual-game.html Added: 12 Apr 2021 Contributor: Moira Lambe Resource type: Game / Simulation

Select a passenger of your choice and follow the clues in your Titanic journey. You will find out the identity and fate of the passengers once you have completed the game.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Pick a passenger and follow the clues on board the ship to find out the identity and fate of your choice.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Titanic Virtual Tour

https://historyview.org/library/titanic/ Added: 12 Apr 2021 Contributor: Moira Lambe Resource type: Game / Audio / Video / Project / Simulation

Take a virtual tour of the Titanic. Check out different parts of a scale model, take a journey through the inside of the ship and find out more about its fateful maiden voyage.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Take a look at the inside of the Titanic and find out some exciting new facts.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Titanic Experience Cobh - Primary Resources

http://www.titanicexperiencecobh.ie/resources/ Added: 13 Apr 2021 Contributor: Moira Lambe Resource type: Primary Source

A page full of Titanic themed activities for primary level students, such as crosswords, wordsearches and colouring sheets. Free from Titanic Experience Cobh.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE History

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Use these activities as supplementary work or for early finishers during Titanic projects.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Use these activities as supplementary work or for early finishers during Titanic projects.

Asset type: Online Resource
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Geography, Class and Fate : Passengers on the Titanic

http://storymaps.esri.com/stories/titanic/ Added: 09 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

A century ago the Titanic collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sank. Mapping travelers’ hometowns reveals the immigrant status of most third-class passengers, who also suffered the highest fatality rate.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People and Other Lands

Suggestions for use: Will display well on class computer. Visually engaging. Select the various classes and see where the passengers came from and if they survived. Could accompany a discussion on why more 1st class passengers survived than did other class passengers. Also discuss why there were so many Irish passengers in 3rd class. Students could also try and identify the home town of famous passengers.

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Eras of Change & Conflict

Strand unit: The Great Famine

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Quick Facts on Icebergs

http://nsidc.org/cryosphere/quickfacts/icebergs.html Added: 09 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Audio / Video

Short page of notes explaining what an iceberg is and how it is formed. Also explains the dangers posed by icebergs and their usefulness in studying climate change.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Weather, Climate & Atmosphere

Suggestions for use: Use as background information for class. The information is very concise and the image on the page would be ideal for showing to the class.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Titanic Projects for School

http://www.ehow.com/info_7928512_titanic-projects-school.html Added: 09 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Four simple lesson ideas covering mapping the route of the Titanic; what makes a ship unsinkable; creating a timeline of events; mock trial on who was responsible for the disaster.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Physical Features

Suggestions for use: Each of the four suggestions are very realistic for class. Very little planning is required though students will need to be familiar with the story of the Titanic.

5-6
English

Strand: Oral Language

Suggestions for use: Each of the four suggestions are very realistic for class. Very little planning is required though students will need to be familiar with the story of the Titanic.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

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RMS Titanic

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